Introduced by author and journalist Julie Salamon.
The latest writer to appear in the @Macaulay Author Series, Ann Kirschner will read from, discuss and sign copies of Lady At the O.K. Corral, her rollicking and erudite biography of the little-known, formidable firecracker whose husband was the legendary Western lawman Wyatt Earp. Introducing her will be the biographer and former Wall Street Journal and New York Times journalist Julie Salamon, author of The Devil’s Candy, The Net of Dreams, and Wendy and the Lost Boys.
Bordellos, saloons and the gambling dens of the Wild West form the backdrop to Lady at the O.K. Corral: The True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp, by the highly praised author and historian who also happens to be Macaulay Honor College’s dynamic Dean. Through scholarly sleuthing, Ann Kirschner (Sala’s Gift: My Mother’s Holocaust Story) reveals a tale missing from the history books, that of “Josie” Marcus Earp, for half a century the partner and paramour of Tombstone, Arizona’s most famous sheriff, Wyatt Earp. Tracing Josephine’s odyssey from rebellious daughter of Jewish immigrants to her secret involvement with the notorious shootout at the O.K. Corral and far beyond, Kirschner follows the couple on desert adventures, forays into the Alaskan goldfields, and reckless, glamorous lives during the waning days of the frontier. This reading, book signing and reception are also the New York launch event for the book and its author.
March 13 – Ann Kirschner, Lady at the O.K. Corral: The True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp. Introduced by Julie Salamon
March 13, 2013
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
The monthly programs are free and open to the public. All events are held at Macaulay, 35 West 67th Street between Central Park West and Columbus. Copies of the book will be for sale at the event. Book-signing and reception to follow the reading.
Reservations are required: 212-729-2910 or online at: http://macaulay.cuny.edu/rsvp
Spring Series dates:
February 25 Ben Nugent, Good Kids
April 17 Victor Navasky, The Art of Controversy: Political Cartoons and Their Enduring Power
May 8 Patricia Volk, Shocked: My Mother, Schiaparelli, and Me
The @Macaulay Author Series
Steps from Lincoln Center, the popular new Upper West Side literary series is held in the
landmark 1904 building of CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College. Designed to bring booklovers in contact with acclaimed writers, and spark lively conversations in a neighborhood that has nurtured countless authors, @Macaulay is dedicated to outstanding writing and spirited intellectual exchange.
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